an/(one's) old flame

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an/(one's) old flame

One's former lover. How am I supposed to forget about my old flame if I keep seeing her around town? Yeah, Ben is his old flame—they dated last summer.
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an old flame

COMMON An old flame is someone who you had a romantic relationship with in the past. Last week Alec was seen dining with his old flame Janine Turner in New York. Note: An old meaning of `flame' was the person that someone was in love with.
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an old flame

a former lover. informal
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an old ˈflame

(informal) a person you were once in love with; a former boyfriend or girlfriend: My mother has an old flame who sends her a bottle of perfume once a year.
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old flame

n. a former sweetheart or lover. It is best to forget an old flame.
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SCREEN beauty Farrah Fawcett had a secret affair in the last 11 years of her life, her old flame claims.
Leo tries everything to earn Paige's love again but she gravitates towards her old flame Jeremy (Scott Speedman), who is the last man she can remember with affection.
She watched the pigeons while finishing her cig - looking down in the mouth as the birds were drawn to her old flame.
Maybe her old flame is now married with kids and a timeshare Alicante.
She ended up back in bed with her old flame - despite the fact that he was now married and she was in a new relationship with a hunky furniture designer.
The model, 34, got back with her old flame, George Clooney after they broke up - but they ended up splitting again.